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Who We Are

The AutoCruitment difference starts with a passion for what we do.

In 2013, Bethany Bray was frustrated by lengthy phase I-IV clinical trial patient recruitment times and expensive patient recruitment strategies in her work in Neuroscience Research at Imperial College London and Oncology Research at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Collaborating with Chris Klaus and Ben Cooper, the trio devised a web-based software platform that allows patients or healthy volunteers to be recruited for any clinical trial, in any disease area, in any location, across the globe.

Originally formed in 2014 as NeuroCruitment with a sole focus on neurological conditions, the benefits and effectiveness of the company’s unique web-based software platform quickly attracted CROs, sponsors and research sites addressing other therapeutic areas. The company changed its name in early 2015 to AutoCruitment and expanded its offering, referring patients for clinical trials in all therapeutic areas.

By streamlining the recruitment process, AutoCruitment helps accelerate the commercialization of safe, effective new treatments for devastating diseases and conditions. Clients are not the only ones to benefit from expediting the recruiting process; the platform empowers people who are suffering from chronic illness or diseases with the ability to locate and enroll in applicable clinical trials that offer access to potential medical advances.

AutoCruitment is headquartered at Technology Square in Atlanta, GA with offices in New York, NY and Toronto, ON.

Our Story

Our story starts in 2013 but doesn’t end there. As the need to bring pharmaceuticals and treatments to the market continues, so does the need for AutoCruitment to evolve and expand. We continually update our algorithms and advance our technology to meet the needs of the industry

2013

Partners Bethany Bray, Chris Klaus and Ben Cooper create a web-based software platform that recruits and matches patients to clinical trials, focusing on neurological conditions. They call this platform and newly found algorithm NeuroCruitment.

2014

NeuroCruitment is Incorporated as the platform quickly begins to gain the attention of CROs, Sponsors and Research Sites. NeuroCruitment is accepted into ATDC, one of the nation’s premier technology startup incubators.

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2015

NeuroCruitment open’s an office in Technology Square, Atlanta GA and graduates from the NeuroLaunch Accelerator. Partnering with one of the world’s largest CRO’s, NeuroCruitment expands into all therapeutic areas, changing their name to AutoCruitment.

2016

AutoCruitment continues to bring on Sponsor and CRO Partner Clients and accepts an investment from a strategic industry leader further strengthening their mission to reduce pharmaceutical companies’ risk of clinical trials failing due to patient enrollment.

2017

AutoCruitment opens a second office in New York, NY to assist in serving their Sponsor and CRO Partner Clients. AutoCruitment expands into Europe, South America and ROW, targeting patients using over 1,500 digital channels to target, recruit, qualify and refer prospective patients in real time.

2018

AutoCruitment launches their Site and Patient Engagement Offering, streamlining the process of patient recruitment and ensuring a focus on randomization and retention. AutoCruitment completes their 300th clinical trial.

2019

AutoCruitment opens a third office in Toronto, ON expanding their Technology, Operations, Leadership, Digital Marketing, Site Engagement, Patient Engagement and Project Management teams to support the growing patient network and Client base as they continue to develop the AutoCruitment Platform.

2022

AutoCruitment is now partnered with numerous Sponsors, including 10 of the world’s top 20 biopharmaceutical companies and 9 of the largest CROs worldwide.

Mission

AutoCruitment’s mission is to empower patients by giving them access to an automated platform that will match them to a clinical trial, accelerating the commercialization of safe, effective new treatments for devastating conditions and diseases.

AutoCruitment endeavors to completely remove the patient recruitment barrier from clinical research; decreasing the cost and time it takes to get therapies to market.

Vision for Our Clients

By streamlining the patient recruitment process, AutoCruitment helps accelerate the commercialization of safe, effective new treatments for conditions in all therapeutic areas with a continual commitment to optimization and excellence.

Vision for Our Patients

The AutoCruitment platform empowers and enables those who are suffering from various conditions and chronic illnesses with the ability to locate and access clinical trials and potentially life-saving new treatments in a safe and approachable environment.

Leadership

Bethany Bray MRes, MBA
Co-Founder & CEO
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Bethany Bray, founder of AutoCruitment, has a strong scientific background, giving her unique insight into the requirements of companies conducting clinical trials. In her role as CEO, Bethany leads strategic client relationships for AutoCruitment and is a recognized thought leader in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Bethany brings over a decade of expertise optimizing AutoCruitment’s proprietary technology platform and algorithms to accelerate online patient recruitment for clinical trials while decreasing recruitment timelines to patient randomization. Bethany holds a BSc in Pharmacology, a Masters in Translational Medicine and Neuroscience from Imperial College London, UK, and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology, US, with a concentration in entrepreneurship and technology innovation. Bethany was hand selected into the elite TI:GER (Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results) program while serving as an oncology research specialist at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Hospital prior to founding AutoCruitment.

Ben Cooper, BSc
Co-Founder & COO

Ben Cooper has started and co-founded two companies (both of which remain in operation), advised Porsche AG, Europe and North America and the Volkswagen group on IT Strategy and Innovation, led high growth companies as a Sales and Strategy executive and advised over 150 companies (including Prestige Cruise Holdings, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, The Gerber Group, National Corporate and Government Law Firm Jackson Kelly PLLC) on Sales and IT Strategy.

Ben received his BSc with a Major in Biological Science / Pre-Med from Florida Atlanta University and has extensive international corporate relationships with many Fortune 100 Companies within the USA, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Christopher Klaus
Co-Founder & Investor

Chris Klaus was the founder and CTO of Internet Security Systems (ISS), which was acquired by IBM for $1.3B. Chris formed ISS in the early 1990s as a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He grew the company to 1,200 employees and took the company public. He is currently founder and CEO of Kaneva, the first company to integrate social networking, shared media, games and collaborative communities into an immersive 3D virtual world.

Our Partners

AutoCruitment is proud to be a member of Georgia Tech's elite ATDC Select Technology Group as
well as a graduate of the NeuroLaunch Accelerator.

AutoCruitment Management Team

What AutoCruitment means to us….

Bethany Bray

CEO

“A diverse team of marketing, clinical trial, operations and technology specialists with two things in common, a unique passion for our Patients and Clients and an unmatched determination to get the job done.”

Ben Cooper

COO

“An amazing technology, online platform and brand that resonates with patients, assisting them in finding Clinical Trials and providing them with access to alternative treatments.”

Victoria Sullivan

Director, AutoCruitment Brand

“AutoCruitment bridges the gap between patients and people who need care, and the companies that are capable of helping these people. To me, AutoCruitment is the ability to speak to and be heard by both parties; to create a symbiotic relationship that benefits everyone. AutoCruitment means fast, safe, reliable, technological and methodical.”

Ioana Georgescu

Director, AutoCruitment Application

“AutoCruitment has an inspiring team that’s always ready to jump in and collaborate to solve whatever new tasks come up. We embrace new technologies and optimization as a way to continuously improve and I couldn’t ask for more.”

Kevin Indrasithu

Director, IT

“AutoCruitment is dedicated to providing a seamless experience for our potential patients to be matched to the correct clinical trials doing research on their condition(s). It means getting the right patients to the right treatments in hopes of assisting alternative therapies get approved for mass clinical use. Our team embraces new technologies and methodologies to ensure our platform and service remains optimized!”

Sabiha Rehman

Director, Patient Engagement

"For me, AutoCruitment is about innovation, creativity, and most importantly, passion for what we do. As a team we are continuously working to improve strategies to benefit both patients and our clients. It's so gratifying hearing from patients excited about the clinical trial opportunities we present and knowing we play an important role in getting new treatments approved so that they can help countless other individuals."

Neetu Dhaliwal

Manager, HR

"To me, AutoCruitment is all about our people. These are some of the most passionate individuals all coming together to make the clinical trial landscape a little easier for all those involved. The team and culture at AutoCruitment is very collaborative and truly inspiring! There is always someone available to help and make the transition seamless! I am proud to be apart of this team and looking forward to growing it even more."

Kelsey Duke

Manager, Accounting & Finance

“AutoCruitment is a highly dynamic team obsessed with quality and continuous improvement to ensure patients have access to clinical trials and cutting-edge treatment. As a financial analyst, I see the integrity of our data and how it’s used daily to change care for patients in real-time. I am inspired to be a part of this family.”

Anna Charlton

Senior Manager, Client & Project Management

“AutoCruitment is the answer to a modern-day problem of finding the right patient for the right clinical trial. Gone are the days of flyers and posters. AutoCruitment’s innovative method of finding patients and matching them to their perfect trial, helps companies reach their targets at a greater speed than relying on sites to recruit patients themselves. To me, this means we are helping get new therapies and treatments to patients in need, more quickly than before!”

Sharan Kaur

Client Manager

"I feel honored to be a part of AutoCruitment, which is helping clients discover new treatments for diseases and new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the chance of developing the disease. AutoCruitment assists clients in reaching their targeted audience in a much shorter time, using the latest technology, analytics, and optimization. In short, AutoCruitment is making millions of lives better."

Rachael Wojcik

Manager, Site Engagement

“To me, AutoCruitment is a platform that educates patients and makes clinical trials more accessible to them. We work as a team to ensure that patients, site study teams, and clients alike have the finest recruitment experience possible.”

Giulia Buso

Manager, Site Engagement

“For me, AutoCruitment means working creatively, passionately, and cohesively to continually achieve growth in the Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment space. Our team takes pride in building strong relationships with our patients, clients, and research sites. This allows for constant feedback on the best strategies to support site and client goals, while quickening the process to get new therapies and treatments accessible on the market for everyone.”

Tanya Patrawala

Manager, Site Engagement

“For me, AutoCruitment is a diverse team of individuals that lead the clinical patient recruitment industry with every innovative strategy and celebrated randomized patient! We continue to achieve our mission of providing quality care, service and tools to all our clinical research sites, patients and clients. I am so proud to be apart of a company that works hard every day to better the health of numerous lives globally.”

Yatra Soni

Manager, Site Engagement

“To me, AutoCruitment is an easy and effective way to connect patients to clinical trial sites. With an exceptional team that is passionate for what they do, AutoCruitment thrives at improving patient recruitment for many campaigns. It is always great to see the amazing difference AutoCruitment makes for many clinical trial campaigns!”

Faria Khan

Manager, Site Engagement

" AutoCruitment is the solution to the evolving needs of patient recruitment in clinical research. To me, this means we are supporting patients by connecting them to potential new treatments and in the end, helping more people because of it. Our team diligently helps to bridge patients, clinical research sites, and clients, and I am grateful to be playing a small part in this process!"

About AutoCruitment

AutoCruitment streamlines the recruitment process and helps accelerate the commercialization of safe, effective treatments for conditions in all therapeutic areas. Using more than 1,500 digital channels, AutoCruitment is an industry leader in clinical trial patient recruitment, offering online recruitment services and use of the web-based AutoCruitment Platform globally.

AutoCruitment was founded in 2014 by Bethany Bray, MBA MRes (Imperial College London), Ben Cooper and Chris Klaus (founder of Internet Security Systems; now part of the IBM Group). The leading, web-based recruitment company is headquartered in Technology Square, Atlanta, GA, with a team of 94 Patient Recruitment, Site Engagement, Patient Engagement, Technology and Marketing Specialists located in New York NY, Dallas TX, Sarasota FL, and Toronto ON.

AutoCruitment has assisted in the recruitment and automated screening of patients for all therapeutic areas and is currently working with 10 of the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies, 9 of the largest CROs worldwide, numerous hospitals and research sites to reduce the time it takes to get lifesaving therapies to market; through the use of their platform which recruits and matches qualified patients to the correct trials and clinical programs, automatically.

AutoCruitment’s targeted, metrics-driven approach and web-based technology closes the enrollment gap and accelerates patient recruitment by an average of 97%.

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AutoCruitment’s patient recruitment platform supports Sponsors, CRO Partners and Research Sites by decreasing time,
risk and cost to bring new therapies to market.

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